If you struggle with osteoarthritis, you may have tried a number of doctors and therapies with varying measures of success. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that affects your joints and the associated pain and swelling can make movements that used to be easy now become painful or even impossible. There are two major factors for osteoarthritis: swelling of your joints and cartilage breaking down. Both of these occur gradually over time with general wear and tear and both can cause significant amounts of pain.
The best osteoarthritis treatment will take into consideration your remaining cartilage and inflammation to provide you with the most relief. Arthritis refers to swelling in your joints and you can experience osteoarthritis in the joints of your hands, fingers, knees, hips, and spine. Pain, tenderness, stiffness, and swelling are all common symptoms of osteoarthritis and they can increase in severity over time and during repetitive use of your joints. While there is no cure for osteoarthritis, there are treatment options that are non-invasive, non-surgical, and do not rely on medications with uncomfortable side effects.
Treating Osteoarthritis with Chiropractic Care and Soft Wave Therapy
At Alan Nathan Family Chiropractic, our chiropractor uses common chiropractic care techniques as well as a specialized treatment approach called soft wave therapy to help provide you with lasting pain relief from your osteoarthritis. Chiropractic care is most commonly associated with the spine, but is also just as effective on the joints in the rest of the body as well. Gentle chiropractic adjustments to your joints can help your joints to stay in proper alignment, which can cut down on any bone-on-bone pain you may experience. Chiropractic adjustments also help restore a healthy flow of blood and nutrients to an area that may have been previously blocked by misalignment. Your chiropractor may also use massage and stretches to help provide relief to swollen, painful joints.
Another approach to osteoarthritis treatment is through soft wave therapy. Soft wave therapy is a cutting-edge treatment option that also helps promote your body’s natural healing abilities. This type of treatment is also gentle, non-invasive, and can be performed by your chiropractor at Alan Nathans Family Chiropractic. Soft wave therapy is a type of regenerative medicine to help address chronic pain and address the root cause of your osteoarthritis so you can begin to experience true relief from your joint pain. Soft wave therapy involves sending sound waves through your joints affected by osteoarthritis. These waves address the source of your pain and area where degeneration has occurred in order to help promote healing and improve functioning in your joints while also reducing your pain.
The Stem Cell Machine at Alan Nathan Family Chiropractic
At Alan Nathan Family Chiropractic, soft wave therapy is performed via The Stem Cell Machine to bring you lasting relief and improved healing of your osteoarthritis. This treatment is drug-free and does not require any anesthesia. In fact, The Stem Cell Machine treatments are much shorter in both procedure time and significantly less recovery time than more invasive, surgical approaches to osteoarthritis treatment. The soft waves are aimed at your joints with osteoarthritis and degeneration. In fact, you can expect a soft wave therapy treatment to only last around 10 minutes! Depending on your specific case, the doctor may recommend around 3-5 treatments on average, which means the whole treatment process can take around an hour of your time altogether. In addition, The Stem Cell Machine sends stem cells directly to your joints, which help to restore degenerating tissues and even create new tissues.
Managing Osteoarthritis Pain
In addition to your osteoarthritis treatment, your doctor at Alan Nathans Family Chiropractic will talk to you about ways to manage your osteoarthritis pain in between treatments and may recommend lifestyle updates to help you continue to experience pain relief going forward. There are many ways you can manage your osteoarthritis at home and in between visits, including stretches and low-impact exercises. When performed regularly, these activities encourage healthy blood flow to your weakened joints and help promote healing from those annoying aches and pains. Strengthening your nearby muscles will also help provide better support for your joints. You may also find alternating hot and cold therapies helpful when you have swelling in the area.
Visit us online to learn more about osteoarthritis treatment at Alan Nathans Family Chiropractic and schedule an appointment to find out if The Stem Cell Machine treatment will work for you!